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ALGEBRA II HELP : Simplify i^38
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ALGEBRA II HELP : Simplify i^38
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steve816
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SImply divide the exponent by 4, and find the remainder. In this case, the remainder is 2, and is the same is i^2 so the answer is just -1!
steve816
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Do you see what I did there my friend?
iwanttogotostanford
  • iwanttogotostanford
why would you divide the exponent by 4?

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steve816
  • steve816
because my teacher told me.
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
hahah very good answer. :p
steve816
  • steve816
I'm KIDDING WITH YOU!!! Because it is pretty much a cycle. Every 4th power it just goes back to i, so you want to divide by 4 and find the remainder, and that is the real exponent that you should use.
iwanttogotostanford
  • iwanttogotostanford
ok, thanks!
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
bec it's cycle |dw:1440198277504:dw| after i^4 repeat the patteerrn
iwanttogotostanford
  • iwanttogotostanford
thank you @Nnesha and @steve816
steve816
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No problem my friend. I'm always here to help.
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thanks!

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